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Ocean Swims Calendar › NSW Ocean Swims

New South Wales’ (NSW) mainland coastline stretches 2,007km and features almost 900 beaches, including Sydney’s famed harbour and ocean beaches and the greatest number of ocean swim events in Australia.

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October 2017

Forries Island ocean swim

14 October 2017
Forresters Beach Forrester Beach NSW
Forrester Beach,New South Wales2260Australia

The annual around Forries Island ocean swim at Forrester’s Beach is a 3km ocean swim on NSW’s Central Coast and is part of the Coke Memorial Charity Surf Festival. 1.5km & 300m also available.

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November 2017

Narrabeen ocean swim challenge

4 November 2017
Narrabeen Beach Narrabeen NSW
Narrabeen,New South Wales2101Australia

The Narrabeen ocean swim challenge is one of the shorter events on the ocean swim circuit, and one that can really get people hooked on the sport.

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Cook Community Classic, Cronulla ocean swim

18 November 2017
South Cronulla Beach Cronulla NSW
Cronulla,New South Wales2230Australia

The Cook Community Classic is a day out at Cronulla for the family, with two swims available on the day: a 1km swim and a 2km swim, as well as a beach soccer tournament, a community carnival, fundraising raffle, gala charity dinner, and even a pollie paddle.

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Dawny To Cockatoo swim

19 November 2017
Dawn Fraser Pool Balmain NSW
Balmain,New South Wales2041Australia

The Dawny to Cockatoo Swim is a chance to dive into Sydney’s history. The crux of the swim is the lap around Sydney’s UNESCO world-heritage listed site, Cockatoo Island.

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Toowoon Bay ocean swim

25 November 2017
Toowoon Bay Beach Toowoon Bay NSW
Toowoon Bay,New South Wales2261Australia

The Toowoon Bay Ocean Swim is a perfect excuse to get out of the city for a day and enjoy the beauty of NSW’s Central Coast. There are three swims in total with 400m for the kids and 1km & 2km options for adults.

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December 2017

North Curl Curl 3 Points Challenge & ocean swim

2 December 2017
North Curl Curl Beach Curl Curl NSW
Curl Curl,New South Wales2099Australia

North Curl Curl Beach is the host of a one-of-a-kind event, comprising of three very different challenges: The 3 Points Challenge, a 2km ocean swim and the Invitational Dash for Cash.

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Coogee to Bondi – 5 beaches ocean swim

9 December 2017
Coogee Beach Coogee NSW
Coogee,New South Wales2034Australia

A rare, but becoming increasingly popular, 5km ocean swim that spans five of Sydney’s eastern beaches: Coogee, Clovelly, Bronte, Tamarama and Bondi. Limited to 300 swimmers.

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January 2018

Newport Pool to Peak ocean swim

7 January 2018
Newport Beach Newport NSW
Newport,New South Wales2106Australia

The Newport Pool to Peak Ocean Swim is one of the first ocean swim events in the New Year, and a great chance to kick the new year’s resolution into gear, and hit the water.

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Head 2 Head Black Head Beach ocean swim

14 January 2018
Black Head Beach Black Head NSW
Black Head,New South Wales2430Australia

The Head2Head Ocean Classic is a fun set of open water events for competitors as young as 12. Taking place at Hallidays Point, the event offers two ocean swims – a 1.5km and 700m race, as well as a ski paddle from Black Head to Diamond Beach and back.

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The Big Swim: Palm To Whale Beach

28 January 2018
Palm Beach Palm Beach NSW
Palm Beach,New South Wales2108Australia

The Big Swim from Palm Beach to Whale Beach is arguably the premier event on the ocean swim calendar and also the last leg of the Pittwater ocean swim series

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February 2018

Shark Island ocean swim

4 February 2018
South Cronulla Beach Cronulla NSW
Cronulla,New South Wales2230Australia

Don’t let the name put you off, this 2..3km swim is a beauty! Just think about what your friends will say when you tell them you swam around ‘Shark Island’! There’s also a 1km swim.

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April 2018

Mollymook ocean swim

7 April 2018
Mollymook Beach Mollymook NSW
Mollymook,New South Wales2539Australia

Have a weekend getaway and take part in the Mollymook Ocean Swim at the breathtaking Mollymook Beach. With a 500m swim for juniors (10-12 years old) and a 2km race for those aged 13 years and above, the open water event is suited to those new to the sport as well those who are more competitive.

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Shellharbour ocean swim

8 April 2018
Main Beach Shellharbour NSW
Shellharbour,New South Wales2529Australia

The Shellharbour Ocean Swim is one of the nicest and most picturesque open water events in NSW. With a 1.2km and 400m race, the ocean swim caters for the young and old.

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Club to Club Forster ocean swim

8 April 2018
Cape Hawke Beach Forster NSW
Forster,New South Wales2428Australia

The Club to Club Forster ocean swim is named for the main swim course that winds its way for 3.8km around the headland from Cape Hawke surf club to Forster surf club.

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May 2018

Byron Bay ocean swim classic

6 May 2018
Main Beach Byron Bay NSW
Byron Bay,New South Wales2481Australia

The Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic is definitely one of the classics. A favourite of the traditional ocean swimmers, the Classic unofficially kicks off the winter swimming season, with a point to point swim at one of Australia’s most popular beach spots.

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June 2018

Mona Vale Winter Solstice ocean swim

17 June 2018
Mona Vale Beach Mona Vale NSW
Mona Vale,New South Wales2103Australia

Mona Vale Surf Club’s annual Winter Solstice swim starting at Bongin Bongin Bay north of the pool and finishing around the headland at Mona Vale Beach.

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